Sunday, April 17, 2011

February and March

I never wrapped up my reading for February and March here, so here goes. In those two months I read 17 books. Of those books, all of them were YA except one. Yeah...I've been really into YA lately!

My very favorites of those months were Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, and The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Great, great books!

Here are some quick thoughts and ratings on the books...

HP and the Order of the Phoenix, by JK Rowling
This is my 3rd time reading this one, and I love it every time! 5/5

Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
The last book in the Fever series, the only 'adult' book I read this month. Fun series, interesting ending. 4/5

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Interesting story, great characters. Can't wait for the next book! 5/5

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Enjoyed this one more than I was expecting. Looking forward to the next book! 4/5

Paranormalcy by Kierstin White
Not my favorite, but an interesting paranormal book. I'll probably check out the next book. 3/5

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I admit, I mostly read this one because I heard Emma Watson is going to be in the movie version. I did enjoy it though. 4/5

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Wasn't sure what to expect, but really enjoyed it. Very interesting idea. Thought the characters would be really cliche, but I liked them a lot. Definitely looking forward to the next book. 4/5

Matched by Allie Condie
I love this type of book, but did find it pretty similar in some ways to Delirium. Still really liked it though! 4/5

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
This was a companion book to The Giver, but it was kind of flat for me. Easy to read, interesting idea, but not enough to it. 3/5

Where the Truth Lies by Jessica Warman
Picked this one up on a whim from the library. Really not a fan. 2/5

Messenger by Lois Lowry
The final companion book for The Giver. Again, interesting idea, but just kind of fell flat. The Giver was so good, and these just didn't live up to that. 3/5

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I loved everything about this book. Great characters, great setting. Just loved it! Great contemporary YA book. 5/5

Beastly by Alex Flinn
A modern day re-telling of Beauty and the Beast. Nothing spectacular, but decent. 3/5

Inside Out by Maria V Snyder
This one took me a little while to get into, but then I really liked the story and the characters. Interested to see what happens next! 4/5

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Fantastic book. I cried, grinned, blushed, all that stuff. Really well-written and great story. 5/5

Forget You by Jennifer Echols
Pretty good story, but the stupidity of the main character (she seemed like she should be way smarter about things than she was) kept me from loving it. A great male character though, which helps! 3/5

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Wasn't too sure what to expect from this one, but really liked the 2 perspectives. 4/5